Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Hardware - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Consumer Hardware & Components > Need advice on external drive for Time Machine

Need advice on external drive for Time Machine
Thread Tools
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jul 2001
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 23, 2010, 12:12 PM
I am currently returning my new Toshiba Canvio 500gig USB drive since it will not reliably back up my Nehelem Mac Pro (works fine initially and backs up for a day or two then fails, requiring a disk first aid repair).

What would you recommend for an external drive? I have my eye on this LaCie Quadra with Firewire 800, but it's nearly two years old.
Amazon.com: LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk 1 TB USB 2.0/FireWire 400/800/eSATA Desktop External Hard…

Posting Junkie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 23, 2010, 06:49 PM
1.5TB drive + black or silver enclosure (USB2/FW800/eSATA) = same price

Or you can save $20 with 1TB.
Forum Regular
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Aug 29, 2010, 12:37 AM
Try EZQuest Pro Audio/Video Triple Interface Drive. I've been using the 500 GB, which has its power source inside the case, for two years.
Senior User
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nowhere
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Sep 20, 2010, 06:36 PM
I just bought this WD 2TB drive for $114 at Amazon. The price is now a bit higher ($119), but still worth it. I can't find a similar 2TB drive for anywhere close to this price. Plus the drive is absolutely silent. I bought two, and configured it as a 4TB RAID for Time Machine.

Amazon.com: Western Digital WD Elements 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN: Electronics
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,